June 4 – 6, 2019 | Edmonton EXPO Centre | Edmonton, Alberta

Introducing The SME Patch at WMTS

WMTS has developed valuable learning opportunities throughout the three-day event. Whether you choose to take in one of the powerful featured speaker presentations or participate in the Knowledge Pod Series, the goal of the WMTS education program is to help you gain a better understanding of some of the industry’s biggest challenges and opportunities and to feed an aspiration to help create a better future. Core to this goal is a belief that there is no greater force for changing the world than a powerful idea.

The SME Patch

At the heart of the trade show floor is The SME Patch, the primary gathering area for all attendees to learn, meet, and conduct business in a casual setting. The SME Patch will be your one-stop-shop for all networking and education offerings at the event including:

 Featured Speaker Presentations
 Knowledge Pod Series
 Networking Receptions

Featured Speakers

These presentations are an extension of the forward thinking that has defined the Western manufacturing industry. These thought leaders reflect WMTS’s goal to help you start preparing for tomorrow, today.

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The Knowledge Pod Series

The Knowledge Pod Series enables industry leaders to engage face-to-face with leading Western Canadian manufacturers and industry observers. The Knowledge Pod Series consists of industry relevant topics and presentations over the three day event aimed at meeting the needs of a handful of participants per seating. The interactive sessions will take place in in a casual setting with the host presenter sharing their valuable knowledge with the small group in an open dialogue format.

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Networking Receptions

“Come Together” Opening Reception
Tuesday, June 6th, 4:00PM – 6:00PM

Come together for the opening of WMTS 2017 with industry colleagues, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Continue the day’s conversations with other attendees, speakers and exhibitors in a relaxed environment.


WMTS Job Shop Appreciation Reception
Wednesday, June 7th, 4:00PM – 6:00PM

Conveniently source solutions for your manufacturing operations — without having to close down your shop — at WMTS’s Job Shop Reception. The reception invites you to network with your colleagues, meet new people, talk about pressing issues, share ideas and solutions and create lasting connections with people from your industry all while enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

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